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What would happen if I used Duolingo for foreign language classes In middle school?

Ok, so I'm heading to middle school in mid or late August, I'm not sure because, long story short, I'm not going to the middle school I would have if I hadn't accepted the seat I got in I.B, which is relatively new to the U.S, or so I was told.

I will be taking a foreign language class (obviously) and I'm just curios to know what impact Duolingo will have if I use it to practice Spanish after class or at home after school.

I'm also wondering what will middle school be like, especially since I only know three people from the same elementary school that are going to MacArthur. And Hunter is my only friend that I hang out with out of all of them. I also want to know more about I.B, because all I was told was that it'll make college easier, making it all the more harder, and that it started in Britain.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/iwc2ufan
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Using Duolingo on top of an in person class can really only help.

1 year ago

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You'll be a little bit ahead of the class because Duolingo teaches in a slightly different way from the class room, and on top of that you'll be getting in extra practice. In fact I took Spanish all my four years of high school and I actively used Duolingo for three of those years in addition to those classes. As a result I could read faster than most of the class and my pronunciation wasn't as American. It also helps you learn the grammar faster. Just be sure you are learning the class material so you can pass! Even though it's helpful, using Duolingo isn't the only option. I also recommend using TinyCards, Memrise, Quizlet or Anki for class-specific vocabulary, and Conjugemos for conjugation exercises.

1 year ago

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Studying ahead of time and at your own pace will make it way easier for you in the future when you take a structured class. I remember, before I started highschool, I read through a really old Spanish textbook that I picked up for super cheap. It gave me what I needed to, not only keep up with the class, but usually be ahead. Duolingo covers everything up to Spanish 3 where I went to highschool. I feel like other courses will get you to a similar place (example: completeing the German tree will get you to German 3 in highschool)
Middle school is pretty similar. The class will move steadily which can be boring if it's an easy class for you or frustrating if it's difficult. But, what I liked about it more than elementary school was that you almost always get different teachers for different classes. If I didn't like a teacher, I only had to deal with them for just one class period.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/King_Of_Beasts

if u r going to learn Spanish in middle school then doing duo would help

1 year ago

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I'm afraid you'll discover that DL and your class will cover topics in different orders. What you learn in class might still be locked in DL and what is unlocked in DL hasn't been covered yet in class. So it will be like taking two language classes in parallel.

1 year ago

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...but they're bound to converge eventually. After all, each class is teaching the same subject. Sometimes in class you'll end up revising stuff you learned on Duolingo, and vice versa.

1 year ago

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Thx guys. Sorry if it wuz a pretty obvious question.

1 year ago
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